Posts from September 2017

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An Evening of Music with LYRA of St. Petersburg, Russia

by Church Staff

By Holly Walker

Join us for an evening of musical beauty with LYRA, a vocal ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia. LYRA treats listeners to a rich, musical journey that highlights the vast, musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, including ancient songs and the works of famous masters from the 18th – 20th centuries. The performance also showcases the traditions of Russian folk music, featuring songs inspired by love, laughter and dance.

LYRA is an acappella group, made up of singers who perform in professional choirs and opera houses in St. Petersburg. The ensemble travels the world, sharing their talents with music lovers, history buffs, and those interested in Russia’s culture.

LYRA’s performance at Manakin will take place Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to be part of this amazing, musical experience, and there’s no charge to attend.

For more information about LYRA’s performance, contact the church office at or 804-794-6401.

Call for Vestry Nominations

by Church Staff

The Nominating Committee requests your assistance in the Vestry nominating process. Three persons will be elected at the Annual Meeting for the 2018-2021 term. In making your recommendations be governed by these considerations:

* Vestry persons should be faithful, dedicated and possess good judgment. Their manner of life should reflect the Christian Gospel, both within the Church and in the world.

* Church leaders are extremely important. The nominating process is not a popularity contest. Serving on Vestry is a commitment with responsibilities involving various leadership duties, requiring time, energy and talents.

* The Nominating Committee asks that you present names to be considered, including your own if you wish, for election to the Vestry for the three-year term beginning in 2018.

* According to Church Canons, only confirmed members of Manakin Church, in good standing, may serve on Vestry.

* Candidates for nomination must have consented, to their presenter, for their names to be put forward for nomination.

Names should be submitted by Friday, September 29, 2017. Nomination forms can be found in the September Manakin Messenger. Please sign the form and return it to the Church Office, Attention: Michael Walker, Chair of the Nominating Committee. Thank you for your prayers and for your participation in this process.

Nominations may be made from the floor of the Annual Meeting. In order for a nomination to be presented from the floor the presenter must have obtained consent from the prospective nominee and also determined, from the interim rector, that the prospective nominee is in good standing in accordance with the Canons.

If you have any questions, please contact the Nominating Committee Chair, Michael Walker at jmwalker263@comcast.net. If you need additional forms, contact the church office at office@manakin.org